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Educational Radio Project Publications, 1935-1936, 1941, undated

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Uniform title:
Answer Me This (Radio program)  Search this
Education in the News (Radio program)  Search this
Interviews with the Past (Radio program)  Search this
America's town meeting of the air (Radio program)  Search this
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.)  Search this
National Broadcasting Company  Search this
United States Office of Education  Search this
United States Works Progress Administration  Search this
United States Office of Education Educational Radio Project  Search this
Physical description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection descriptions
United States
New York (State)
1935-1936, 1941, undated
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Folder List in accession file.
This accession consists of materials created in conjunction with the Educational Radio Project which produced several educational radio series while providing employment for out-of-work writers and actors. Development of the project began in 1935 in association with the Civilian Conservation Corps and the United States, Works Progress Administration and some series continued through 1942. The project was administered by the United States, Office of Education. Some materials also document the Civilian Conservation Corps in the state of New York. Educational Radio Project programs documented in this accession include "America's Town Meeting of the Air," which featured several speakers on the same topic and allowed for a question and answer session; "Education in the News," a weekly radio broadcast by the United States, Office of Education; "Answer Me This," a question and answer style program that often used traditional American songs; and "Interviews with the Past," six shows during which a historical figure arrives in the present to be interviewed by student reporters. Most programs were broadcast by the National Broadcasting Company. Materials include scripts, sheet music, programs, correspondence, press releases, a glossary of radio terms, and related materials as well as general information about the Civilian Conservation Corps and it programs, particularly in New York.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Media programs (Education)  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Radio scripts  Search this
Songs  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 09-048
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives